In the last 18 months I have hired two part time paralegals and a full time secretary with David’s help. All three fit perfectly into the position for which they were hired. David Mohr IS what legal staffing in Louisville is all about!  


Sally Whalin, Landrum & Shouse office manager

The Louisville Bar Association Placement Service matches area law firms seeking qualified attorneys and legal support staff with the appropriate employees. The service refers attorneys, legal secretaries, paralegals, receptionists and other legal support staff for full and part-time employment.

Placement Director David Mohr is well versed in the legal market with 20 years of legal staffing experience, in addition to 10 years of prior paralegal experience. As an active member of the Louisville Association of Paralegals, Legal Secretaries of Louisville and the Association of Legal Administrators, David has the knowledge to connect you with the right individual or firm.

If you are interested in obtaining a career through our service, or are in need of a lawyer or legal support candidate, we can help you! Click through the tabs below for information relevant to your interests, including available job opportunities and details on how we can help you through your next candidate search.


The Louisville Bar Association is currently looking to fill the following positions:

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY – The LBA’s Placement Service is currently working with a well-established boutique law office located on the east side of Louisville that concentrates exclusively on business litigation matters. They are currently seeking to hire an Associate Attorney with at least 3+ years of experience practicing as an attorney in Kentucky. Business litigation experience would be a plus, but would consider any civil litigation experience. A small book of transferable business or ability to drum up a little bit of business would be a plus as well, but not a deal breaker, as firm has a steady amount of work to keep you busy 90% of the time. Salary is commensurate with experience and benefits are offered as well.

DEFENSE LITIGATION PARALEGAL – The LBA’s Placement Service is currently working with a well-established defense firm located in downtown Louisville that is currently seeking to hire a full-time Paralegal. The firm’s practices include; Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, Healthcare Law and Construction Law. The idea candidate will posses past experience working in a litigation firm and be proficient in editing and formatting legal pleadings, electronic filing and in Outlook regarding emails and scheduling for multiple attorneys. Must have knowledge of paperless document storage/file management and be proficient in adobe (combining documents, extracting, bates labeling, exporting for document production). Candidate must be able to request medical records/review/organization of same. The firm offers a comfortable and professional work environment, with competitive pay and an excellent benefits package, including paid parking.

LEGAL ASSISTANT- Large downtown Louisville law office is seeking to hire a full-time Legal Assistant to support their corporate practice group. This position will include traditional secretarial responsibilities including preparation of detailed agreements, electronic filings, client management, billing, time entry, formatting, proofreading and editing of documents, travel arrangements, and other legal assistant functions. This will be an in-office position until up to speed and then convert into a hybrid position working from home 2 days per week. Salary based on experience, plus excellent benefits and work environment.

LITIGATION PARLEGAL- The LBA’s Placement Service is working with a large, downtown Louisville law office that is seeking to hire a litigation paralegal. The ideal candidate must have at least three years of experience in the area of commercial litigation with either a college degree, ABA-approved paralegal certificate or experience equivalent. Strong knowledge and experience with discovery is a must, as well as knowledge accessing and reviewing court dockets.  Candidates should also possess strong verbal and written communication skills, be highly organized, have strong technical and database skills, and possess pre-trial experience. Pay is based on experience, plus a full benefits package.

MEDICAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY - The LBA is currently working with a growing Medical Defense law office located on the east side of Louisville that is seeking to add an Attorney to their practice. They would like a 2+ year lawyer with experience in medical malpractice, long term care, or injury law.   The ability to work with medical records, or learn how to work with medical records is a must. Excellent writing and communication skills are required.  Prior litigation/court experience (of any kind) is required.  Court appearances (some requiring travel to all parts of the state) are necessary.  If there are no candidates fitting this role, They are willing to train the right person.  The practice is highly litigious with a lot of motion practice, brief writing, and arguments.  The non-experienced candidate needs to have a strong background in those areas (or just a strong backbone) and be willing to learn the medical side.  The job is full-time.  Salary is competitive for our size firm and based on experience.  1800/yr billable goal.  Excellent benefits package, plus discretionary bonuses twice a year.

 MEDICAL DEFENSE PARALEGAL - The LBA is currently working with a growing Medical Defense law office located on the east side of Louisville that is seeking to hire a Paralegal. They would like at least 2+ years of experience as a Paralegal, preferably with civil litigation. The ability to work with medical records, or learn how to work with medical records is a must, (Requesting, organizing and summarizing). Excellent organizational, communication and computer skills needed. Salary is based upon experience, plus an excellent benefits package.

DEFENSE ATTORNEY - The LBA’s Placement Service is currently working with a medium size law office in downtown Louisville that is seeking to hire both a seasoned Attorney that can handle cases with minimal supervision, as well as a newer Attorney.  The firm primarily has a civil defense practice consisting of insurance defense type cases.  The seasoned Attorney candidate must have at least 4+ years of experience with civil litigation in Kentucky. The newer Attorney can be a recent graduate to 2+ years of any experience. Excellent salary based on experience, plus bonus opportunities.

LEGAL ASSISTANT - The LBA’s Placement Service is currently working with a regional law firm with an office located on the east side of Louisville. They are seeking to hire a full-time Legal Assistant to be part of their Medical Malpractice Defense group. Candidate would need strong verbal & written communication skills, attention to detail, excellent knowledge of computers; Outlook, Word and Internet.  Court e-filing experience preferred. Candidate should have 2 or more years of experience supporting an attorney with civil litigation matters. Competitive pay based on experience, plus an extensive benefits package.

ENTRY LEVEL PRE-LITIGATION PARALEGAL - The LBA’s Placement Service is recruiting a Pre-Litigation Paralegal for a boutique Personal Injury firm in Old Louisville. Are you looking for an entry level position that will give you the experience you will need to build your resume and get your career off on the right foot?  Do you want to feel valued for the abilities that you already have while learning new skills and gaining real-world experience? Then this may be the ‘dream job’ that you have been looking for!

Requirements: Full-time Pre-Litigation Paralegal position for personal injury law firm (8:30-5:00, Monday-Friday). Must be energetic and self-motivated, have excellent communication and writing skills, must be punctual, open minded to learning new tasks, procedures and duties, very strong attention to detail and organizational skills, have a willingness to help others. Duties: Work closely with the Senior Attorney and all members of the law office to develop cases from the initial client meeting through settlement. Duties include but are not limited to: Review Files, order medical records and itemized billing, make follow up calls and document receipt, review and summarize medical records, prepare settlement brochures, daily contact with clients and insurance adjusters, answer phone calls and greet clients, set-up new client file and close files upon settlement, occasionally meet with a potential new client and facilitate a client intake. Compensation: Competitive salary based upon experience. Private parking at Old Louisville location. Holiday, sick and vacation time also offered.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE PARALEGAL – The LBA’s Placement Service is currently working with a downtown criminal defense office that is seeking a full-time paralegal with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Paralegal studies, strong research skills, knowledge of the adversary legal system and the defense role and function in that system, the ability to work in a group setting, share responsibilities with other paralegals and excellent organizational and writing skills are necessary for the position.  Hourly pay, plus benefits.


Please email your resume in confidence to David Mohr,, if you are interested.  Louisville Bar Assoc., 600 W. Main St., Louisville KY 40202, (502) 583-5314

Thank you for considering the LBA's Placement Service for assistance in your candidate search. All of our candidates are pre-screened personally by our placement director. The screening process includes a personal interview, education and bar standing verification, testing where applicable and reference checks. Should a candidate not appear to be a good recommendation, he or she will not be submitted to our clients.

The process by which we perform the candidate search goes as follows:

  1. Those interested should e-mail a job description, including work hours, salary, benefits offered, a brief description of job duties, and experience and education level desired of the candidates to Placement Director David Mohr at
  2. David will then search his database of candidates for those who fill the specified requirements and are actively seeking employment. He will also advertise and recruit for the position.
  3. Once he has found a suitable group of candidates (i.e., only those who appear to meet the qualifications needed to perform the job), David will submit, to you, the resumes of those individuals.
  4. If you choose to hire a candidate unassociated with the LBA Placement Service, you owe nothing. If you do hire a candidate provided by the LBA, we will generate an invoice for the placement after verifying he or she is performing well as an employee of your firm. Should that candidate not work out for any reason within 45 days of placement, we will restart the recruiting and interview efforts to replace that candidate at no extra charge.
  5. Please feel free to contact David for more information regarding the placement fee, which is MUCH lower than other staffing firms—and LBA members receive a 50 percent discount!

Thank you for considering the LBA’s Placement Service to assist you in your job search! We work with a variety of firms, know the local legal market well, and are well versed on the needs of Louisville area firms. We can also provide tips on interviewing and perfecting your resume.

We know it is a difficult time to find work right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, we have compiled a list of tips to help you with your job hunt during this uncertain time.

CLICK HERE to view a list of available job opportunities! For consideration, interested individuals should e-mail a resume—as an attached MS Word document—and request for additional information to Placement Director David Mohr at